The surname Coggs was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Robert Cog held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Coggs family
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Migration of the Coggs family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Coggs (post 1700)
Spencer Coggs (b. 1949), American politician, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
Spencer Coggs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004 
Isaac N. Coggs (b. 1920), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 6th District, 1953-64